It Wouldn't Be Christmas Unless----
It wouldn't be Christmas unless there's lots of snow,
Nor would it be Christmas without sprigs of mistletoe!
What would Christmas be without jolly old Saint Nick,
And Ralphie's "A Christmas Story", that all-time classic flick!
What would Christmas be without a tree with shining lights,
And carolers singing "Silent Night" on snowy winter nights!
It just wouldn't be complete without the town's Christmas parade,
With marching bands and Santa aboard a firetruck in the cavalcade!
It wouldn't be Christmas sans greeting cards noting Santa's girth,
And much more fittingly, cards heralding a little Boy's birth!
It wouldn't be Christmas without Dad receiving the usual socks and ties,
And Mom oohing and aahing over more hot-pads to use baking pies!
Can you imagine Christmas without fruit cakes and snickerdoodles,
Candy canes, peanut brittle, chocolate creams and scrumptious strudels!
Christmas wouldn't be complete without seeing the blissful joy,
On the face of every girl and boy as they unwrap their treasured toy!
It wouldn't be Christmas without the gatherings of dear kith and kin,
At happy celebrations where love and fellowship reigns therein,
Remembering that the reason we celebrate the season most of all,
Is the birth of a Royal King to a young virgin in an humble stall!
Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
Copyright © Robert L. Hinshaw | Year Posted 2015
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